COFAC-3531, Assistant Professor, Audio Production

Towson University
Towson, MD
Closing date
Dec 7, 2021

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*Assistant Professor, Audio Production*

*Department of Electronic Media and Film*

*College of Fine Arts and Communication*



The College of Fine Arts and Communication invites dynamic and creative instructors and/or media artists to apply for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in the Electronic Media and Film (EMF) Department. This new faculty member will primarily teach undergraduate audio production and post-production classes beginning August 2022.

*Qualifications: *

Terminal degree (MFA, PhD, or other doctoral degree), ideally related to media or music production or arts, received by Spring 2022. Demonstrated success as a teacher is preferred. Successful candidates will have experience in some or all the following: studio recording, location sound, mixing, sound design, podcasting, live sound. Must be proficient with Pro Tools and in a recording studio environment. A record of creative activity is required. Applicants will include a portfolio of audio production noting their role in each piece. Portfolio examples can include: sound for media, podcasts, music recording, music production, or other creative audio production. Applicants who demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in the field are particularly encouraged to apply.


Faculty assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year for the first year. Beginning the second year, the workload is the standard instructional workload of seven (7) course units per academic year. Undergraduate teaching responsibilities will include introductory through advanced audio production and post-production courses. There will be opportunities to develop new courses in the candidate's area of expertise and interest. Undergraduate advising is part of the teaching responsibilities. Creative and/or scholarly work, and service to the department, college, university, and the community/profession are expected.

The EMF Department is open to candidates with a wide range of approaches and expertise in teaching and scholarship/creative work in the field of audio production and post-production. We value experience in advanced and newly emerging aspects of audio. Ideally the candidate will have experience teaching in person as well as online and have demonstrated the involvement of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in their pedagogy as well as experience teaching diverse student populations.

We value experience in advanced and newly emerging aspects of audio, teaching in person as well as online, and teaching diverse student populations.

*The Department:*

The department ( is the largest and most comprehensive media and film department in Maryland. The department provides a rigorous media arts education through three concentrations: Radio/Audio, Film/Video/Digital Media and Film and Media Studies. Within these concentrations, our 400+ EMF majors are encouraged to develop skills in writing, media history and criticism, and professional media production. The EMF department is made up of 14 full-time and 20 part-time faculty.

*Towson University:*

Towson University ([]( was founded in 1866, is recognized by U.S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore's largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and more than 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has of 900 full-time faculty, and offers 65 bachelor's 42 master's, and 4 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

*Application Process*:

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Please click [here]( to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is COFAC-3531.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the University.

Please be sure to visit the [Applicant Data Form]( to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university's affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 - 25). TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage application from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation and belief backgrounds.

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